My big fancy coffee maker sits in the corner, cold and lonely. My former dealer.
Although we have a circular layout and don’t actually ever have to walk past it, I find myself passing the big black hunk of metal and plastic and glass, trying not to make eye contact. We had so many good times, but we just have to take a break.
It’s not you, it’s me! I drank way too much of you, one or two cups is clearly enough for everybody else. 
No substances containing caffeine have touched my lips since my trip to the doctor, per his instructions. Today is the first day of 5 weeks without coffee, day 1 of 35. It’s the first day in probably 6 years I haven’t had coffee, except for those rare times when I couldn’t find any.
No headaches yet only a medium headache so far, very sleepy and lethargic. My concentration isn’t at its best, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t grumpy. I’m a lot colder than I usually am- I even turned up the thermostat and put on a sweatshirt. I took a short nap today and fell asleep very quickly- usually it takes me 10-20 minutes to fall asleep.
Maybe that’s because I drink so much coffee!
It will be interesting to see what happens. I know the caffeine withdrawal won’t last forever- I’m curious to see if I can keep up my regimen of frequent fishing trips, album releases, new projects and a full time job without the help of coffee.


5 responses

    • That’s a good question… it seems pretty inhumane to deny coffee, but so far it seems to be working for me! At least as far as the whole acid reflux-ness is concerned….

  1. After the withdrawal, headaches and lethargy, my experience was steady energy level and focus; both at higher than mid-range of the swings on caffeine.

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